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Solution Provider

50 Providers to Know and 50 Providers to Watch for 2017

We are excited to announce that, after months of debate, our Spend Matters industry analysts can reveal our 50 Providers to Know and 50 Providers to […]

Emptoris: A Eulogy from Jason Busch for a Great Company

We featured here the news that the Emptoris product line is to be gradually phased out by IBM over coming years and IBM / SAP […]

Simfoni – Smart Technology Combined with Advisory Service

We caught up with Chirag Shah last week. He is one of the most interesting people in our industry; a Cambridge Engineering degree, a conventional […]

Spend Matters SolutionMap℠ – Determine Reveals What’s Behind Its Leader Ranking

You've probably been hearing a lot from Spend Matters recently on the launch of its brand new concept in assessing solution providers: Spend Matters SolutionMap℠ […]

Coupa Completes Trade Extensions Deal

Yesterday, Coupa completed the purchase of Trade Extensions, the sourcing optimisation software firm. We wrote about the deal here when it was first announced, and […]

Breaking News! Ivalua Raises $70 Million from KKR

Ivalua, a market-leading Spend Management software company, headquartered in California and Paris, today announces it has raised a $70 million growth equity minority funding from […]

More on Palambridge – A New Model For Procurement Consulting

We featured the launch of Palambridge here. This is being driven by Philip Ideson, pictured here, who runs the Art of Procurement website which has […]

Bloom, IR35 and Good Practice Questions

We featured here the name change and the launch of Bloom the business that operates the NEPRO consulting framework. NEPRO is a creation of NEPO, […]

Spend Matters US Team Report From SAP Ariba Live

A couple of weeks ago, our colleagues from Spend Matters US attended SAP Ariba Live in Las Vegas. Nancy and I couldn’t make it unfortunately […]

Coupa Acquires Trade Extensions, Leading Sourcing Optimisation Software Provider

Spend management software firm Coupa has announced (in a formal filing document at least) the acquisition of Trade Extensions, the Swedish / UK market leaders […]

Amazon Business – Launches in UK After Success In US & Germany

Yesterday, Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Business in the UK, targeted at all sizes of organisations, and just four months after Germany was launched […]

Palambridge – Innovative Model for Firm Entering Procurement Consulting Marketplace

There have been a couple of interesting developments in the consulting and professional services world in the past two weeks - one very much UK-based, […]